|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 12, 2012 at 11:40 PM|
The Heat had the Thunders number in the first half, but Durant showed up big time with 36 points. Durant scored 17 points in the 4th, and Lebron failed to show up once again. Westbrook turned around a poor shooting start to finish with 27 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Thunder, keying a strong finish to the third period that gave the Thunder the lead for good.
James finished with 30 points, his most in any of his 11 Finals games, but had only one basket over the first 8:15 of the fourth. This man can't escape the 4th quarter. Battier went off for the Heat from beyond the three-point arc with 4 three's for 17 points. Dwyane Wade had 19 points but shot just 7-of-19. The Heat punched back once the Thunder grabbed lead, but the Heat couldn't get back into the game.The Thunder now lead the series 1-0, and they hold home court.